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The Wage Elasticity of Informal Care Supply: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

Olena Nizalova ()

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Abstract: This paper focuses on the relationship between wages and supply of informal care to elderly parents. Unlike most of the previous research estimating wage elasticities of informal care supply, this study employs instrumental variable technique to account for the fact that the wage rate is likely to be correlated with omitted variables. Based on the data from the 1998 wave of the Health and Retirement Study, the results show that the wage elasticity of informal care supply is negative and larger in magnitude than has been found previously. [IZA Discussion Paper No. 5192]

Keywords: wage elasticity; informal care supply; labor supply; elderly care; family obligations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010-09
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